Apple’s Find My iPhone service, which locates your lost/stolen iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, has been available through MobileMe’s web interface for some time – but you can now grab it as a native app for your iOS device.
You’ll still need a MobileMe subscription to use Find My iPhone, and obviously you’ll need more than one iOS device to make it worthwhile: if you just have an iPhone, there’s no point in downloading the app, as it’ll be on the device that you’ve just lost. But if you’re the sort of Apple acolyte that has an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, it’s well worth sticking Find My iPhone on all of them. It’s a free app, after all (and there is a native iPad version).
As well as being able to plot your iPhone’s location on a map, Find My iPhone can also display an on-screen message and play a sound at full volume for two minutes (even if your iOS device is set to silent). You can remotely set a passcode lock on your device, or lock it using your current passcode, or if worst comes to worst, you can remotely wipe your iPhone to make sure your personal data doesn’t fall into enemy hands.
Out now | £Free | App Store